NEWLY-minted Best Player of the Conference Jason Castro vowed to come out more aggressive in attacking the basket in the aftermath of Talk ‘N Text’s heartbreaking 75-75 loss to San Mig Super Coffee in Game Three of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Tuesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The pint-sized Tropang Texter guard led Talk ‘N Text with 21 points, but he was just eight-of-24 from the field overall.
With the bigger Marc Pingris and import James Mays defending him during Game Three, Castro was forced to settle for three-point attempts, leaving the Texters without their no. 1 penetrator to the basket.
“Siguro hindi ako magse-settle sa three-pointer next game kasi yun ang gusto ng San Mig,” said Castro, whose last-second three-point attempt failed to hit the mark, allowing the Mixers to escape with the victory and grab a 2-1 series lead.
“Maybe next time more aggressive kasi nakita ko sa stats kanina, nine free throws lang kami. Sa next game, at least madagdagan lang yun.”
Castro said his aggressiveness to attack the basket could give gunners like Larry Fonacier and Ryan Reyes more opportunities to shoot from the outside.
Fonacier, who played 21 minutes, attempted just four times and failed to score.
On the other hand, Reyes only scored four points on two-of-four attempts from the field in 26 minutes.
Talk ‘N Text will try to win Game Four on Thursday in order to forge a do-or-die game on Sunday.